Friday, January 13, 2006

The Last Full Measure

From - Studio Briefings

Turner's Third Civil War Film Dead on Field of Battle

Ted Turner's plan to produce a feature-film trilogy about the civil war has apparently been shelved after the completion of two money-losing films, Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the third film in the trilogy, The Last Full Measure, has been indefinitely postponed as a result of Turner's decision not to finance it. Meanwhile, the wire service said, Washington County, MD commissioners plan to ask Ronald Maxwell, director of the original films, to repay a $300,000 loan that the county had given him for preproduction costs. Gods and Generals, released in 2003, reportedly cost Turner $70 million of his personal fortune and made only $12.9 million at the box office.

This is a shame actually. Gettysburg was one of the most historically accurate films that has ever been made, IMHO. Gods and Generals could ... and should have been better than it was. It would have been nice to have completed the trilogy.

Maybe one day.....

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